This year’s Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (also called Rodeo Houston) is starting on March 1st. Houston’s Rodeo is one of the largest Rodeos in the world, attracting 2.5 million attendees, and it is considered to be the city’s signature event.
Rodeo is a fun entertainment event which typically has sports shows such as bareback riding, tie-down roping and barrel racing. It also holds concerts by world-famous different artists everyday, which attracts tens of thousands of people by itself. It also has unique events such as Bar-B-Que Contest or Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition before the official start. Rice University also joined City of Houston and celebrated Rodeo Houston on Friday, February 27th with Go Texan Day where people are encouraged to dress in Western attire (boots, jeans, etc).
Rodeo is not just for entertainment but it is also a huge agricultural business opportunity. The Houston Livestock Show is the largest one in the world. During the 2014 Show, there were more than 29,000 livestock and horse show entries recorded. Exhibitors bring everything from cattle, rabbits, sheep and goats, and they compete on the quality of their products.
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is held from March 1st to March 20th in 2016 at Reliant Stadium. For more information, visit http://www.rodeohouston.com/